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Leadership Style of Alexander the great

 Introduction (Farley)
 Relate to junior officers (Farley)
 Leadership (Farley)
o Development
 Seek out mentors (1)
 Wanted to be best version of self
 Hard worker (5)
 Extend influence (4)
 Centers of learning
 Spread culture
o Self confidence (2)
 Vision (5)
o Proper planning
 Succession (2)
o Delegation
 Leadership in battle (Stan)
o Lead by example/courageous (5)
 Center of each battle
o Flexibility (1)
 Adaptability
 Efficient
 “Cunning use of resources”, ingenuity (2)
 Practical (5)
o Praised and rewarded men (5)
 Loyal leader, loyal followers
 Conclusion (Stan)

Sample of Intro and paragraph 1

“Alexander the Great was one of the greatest military leaders of all time. He united Greece,
defeated the Persian Empire, and expanded his empire into one of the largest and most states
in history. This success is often attributed to his tactical acumen. Although he was indeed a
brilliant strategist, he also had strong leadership qualities both on and off the battlefield. It is
these qualities that enabled him to lead an army thousands of miles from its homeland,
enfranchise local leaders and populations, and establish dozens of cities and centers of
learning. Alexander the Great provides several strong leadership trait examples for junior
leaders to emulate.

Alexander became a great leader through his continued development and hard work. He strived
to maximize his potential and had several strategies that he used to accomplish this from an
early age. One of the first ways he did this was by seeking out the best mentors. His first tutor
was the famous philosopher Aristotle, who had been trained in the lineage of Plato and
Socrates. Aristotle instilled in Alexander the appreciation of mentorship, and Alexander would
continue throughout his life to seek out mentors. EXAMPLES. Another major mentor in
Alexander’s life was his father Philip, who had united Greece and brought in the tutor Aristotle.
Philip inspired Alexander to lead and be great, as Philip was. He started training Alexander to
be a leader early, such as having Alexander act as a the leader of Macedon while Philip was on
a major campaign in Greece.”

As a competitive person, Alexander had a good behavior to accomplish everything at the
highest level. He used to be an example for his soldiers, always leading army in the first line. He
manifested courage in the fight, exposing himself to a risk many times. Alexander shared
danger, hunger, discomfort with his soldiers and he was injured many times proving courage
and leadership capabilities. He had the magical ability to inspire his soldiers, reminded them of
past battles and victories, their talking about the high target serving behind and beyond this fight
and animated stories with heroes who managed labors much more difficult. Thus, not only
stimulates the morale of the army, but seemed to men that recognize their contributions. Always
trying to be at the position of the aggressor because he knew the privileges enjoyed by those
who are attacking, and the main advantage of surprise.

His style of leadership Macedonian army had to be applied in accordance with the
democratic principles of the Greeks. Alexander led not by decree, but by conviction, is a crucial
element that should always tell the truth to his soldiers. The fact that this conviction effectively
communicated its army revealed the determination they have shown throughout the campaign
turns it into a persuasive leader. One of the basic conditions for an effective leader to persuade
staff to an organization which path to follow is that he himself believe in it wholeheartedly.
Alexander the Great is a good example of leadership, his ways of leading are actual even for
modern military structures. Alexander bore all the hallmarks of a good general, such as:
Selection of purpose and perseverance in achieving it. Economy forces and avoid
unnecessary stress Collection of information to gain perception of the enemy Simplicity plans to
facilitate their implementation Maneuver and attack the weak point of the opponent and use the
element of surprise Keeping reserves against unforeseen situations. Insurance of smooth
supply. Customize the military needs of customers in the theater. Leadership based on personal
example. Recognition of the value of subordinates and awards. Restrict and prevent abuse by
subordinate commanders to not apply the same law to everyone regardless of position.
Perception that war is merely political tool and not an end.